Scott Jones is counsel in the Washington D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Jones is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department and practices in the areas of white collar criminal defense, data breach response, cybersecurity and data privacy, and trade and economic sanctions.
Mr. Jones is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with extensive experience directing internal corporate investigations in government-facing matters regarding privacy and cybersecurity. Mr. Jones has represented clients in inquiries before the Federal Trade Commission, US Department of Justice, US Department of State, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, HHS, and other federal agencies and bodies, including Congress. These matters have spanned a number of subject areas including information security and data privacy, as well as anti-corruption, ethics, anti-money laundering, trade sanctions and export controls, and accounting and healthcare fraud.
In connection with these matters, Mr. Jones advises clients on a range of compliance-related issues, including helping clients develop, update, and implement incident response and compliance programs. Mr. Jones also represents clients in the diligence setting, carrying out risk-based analyses in cross-border M&A and capital market transactions and conducting related third-party diligence.
Mr. Jones has represented a number of clients pro bono before various local, state, and federal tribunals addressing complex matters concerning homelessness, veterans rights, immigration and family law, employment and related business matters, and contract enforcement disputes.
Mr. Jones’ recent representative engagements include:
- Advising multi-billion dollar US healthcare provider in cyber incident response investigation
- Defending FTC investigation into security practices at multi-billion dollar global food retailer
- Representing global business outsourcing provider in investigation of internal cybercrime ring
- Defending DOJ investigation of international financial institution in anti-money laundering investigation